Correct. A flat bed will never, ever be able to properly scan negatives.
(A flatbed can, however, do an excellent job with slides. For example, the Epson V600 with ICE. In fact, a negative is often
inferior to a flatbed when it comes to scanning slides. It's just the mechanics of a flatbed vs a negative scanner at work.)
The important thing with scanners is always ICE -- the dust removal. Otherwise you'll find yourself cloning and healing images in Photoshop for half an hour or more. The Reflect 10M does NOT have it from what I can read. The Reflecta RPS 7200 does. And the 7200 scanner comes as highly rated as a Nikon V.
So, if you get an ICE-less model, I would get this: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...3167/KBID/4166
has it as well: http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/?_encoding...N3P3FHRKCYOP7O
Not only does the Plustek cost less than half your budget, but Plustek makes decent budget scanners. Not the best negative scanners, but better than flatbeds. Plustek has an excellent history going back almost a decade now.
My own scanners are made by Nikon -- who sadly doesn't make negative scanners anymore. Gone are the days of Niko, Canon, Minolta and Polaroid scanners. They each made some impressive stuff in the early 2000s. The good scanners all cost between $500 and $1000 back then. So adjust for inflation, and convert currency, and the Reflecta 7200 is not a bad price, all things considered.
I'd suggest this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...FHMBLKRQNPXMRO
This is not a bad deal, if in Italy: http://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B000...ag=thdifa0a-21
(only 240 EUR!)
Where are you exactly? I can help you find the best deal for the best scanner.
Remember to be wary of Amazon
reviews. Those often show the person's own weakness, not the product's.